Tag Archives: ecology

What about beavers?

My first research projects were on logjams, looking at their abundance, distribution, form and function. These logjams were naturally occurring as a result of wood being “recruited” to the channel via wind throw or overbank transport. However ever since I … Continue reading

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The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – new research paper

I have a bit of cutting edge science for you today in the shape of a summary of a recently accepted paper of mine from the journal Water Resources Research. This paper covers a small side project from my PhD … Continue reading

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The Inaugural England River Prize

Trevor Bond introduces the Inaugural England River Prize! Continue reading

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Politik

Trev Bond delves into the potentially dangerous world of river management politics. Tread carefully. Continue reading

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Perceptions of naturalness in rivers

Loosely connected to my ongoing series of posts about river restoration I thought I would review a few scientific papers that I think are some of the most illuminating on the relationship between humans and rivers. The two key papers … Continue reading

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Why Restore?

River restoration has become a standard part of a river manager’s repertoire as European, North American and Australasian land managers have increasingly moved away from a focus on efficient drainage of land and rivers and towards a more holistic view … Continue reading

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Effects of salt on wildlife

A while back as part of a stream gauging experiment (more of which in a later post) I did a literature review of the sub-lethal and toxic levels of salt in water for different classes of wildlife. This is one … Continue reading

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